Organization: INTERNEWS KOSOVA
Applicant: FAIK ISPAHIU
Assessor: Jeton Mehmeti
Edits made by the organization after this assessment
IFCN Staff wrote:
The missing link is now added for the publication you indicated- please see here. https://kallxo.com/krypometer/ngecjet-e-projekteve-kryesore-ne-shendetesi/
Also, we now have the Criterion 5 fulfilled, with added clarifications about the steps and policy for corrections, please see here. https://kallxo.com/krypometer-info/
Assessor’s comments after edits made by the organization:
Kryptometer has incorporated direct links to the source, which were missing earlier, and has added a public correction policy, which provides readers sufficient information about the steps and policy for corrections.
Conclusion and recommendations
Jeton Mehmeti wrote:
I think the fact-check initiative called Krypomenter, a joint project of Internews Kosova and BIRN, is compliant as a whole with the principles and can be accepted. After the assessment of the specific criteria, it appears that Krypometer is an exclusive fact-checking initiative that operates under a legally registered organization. The quality of reporting is evaluated based on the stories published in the previous three months, March-May 2017. The general conclusion is that the reporting appears to be in compliance with the principles of fairness, nonpartisanship and based on facts. The fact-check methodology is explained and readers are encouraged to get involved in this initiative. Although in most cases sufficient information is provided regarding the source of the claim, a direct link to the source is missing in some stories. Information is sufficiently available about the organization, its employees and the financial resources. Lastly, there is evidence that the organization has corrected its stories in the past year when it has made an error, although a public correction policy is not made available to the readers.